Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another Museum!


Well yes, another plein air paint-out at a museum!  Last Friday we met at the Pasadena Museum of History. The museum is housed in the landmark 1906 Fenyes Mansion.  The grounds surrounding the mansion are beautiful.  The day we were there, the sunlight through the mature trees was gorgeous.  

While looking around for a view to paint I happened on a bridal photo shoot.  I didn't ask if it was for something commercial or students working on a project.  The "bride" was beautiful in a vintage hair style and dress, and pink sneakers I noticed.  The architecture of the mansion has so many arches and curves that I didn't feel it was a good subject for me that day.  Next door was a smaller house I chose instead.  My photo below of the mansion was taken from about where I was painting my watercolor of the smaller building, but looking north.  There were two pretty fountains as well.  Maybe next time!

8x10" watercolor



 



  

8 comments:

  1. A lovely interpretation Sherry, funny about the bride in pink sneakers though!

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! It was such a lovely day there and the photo shoot was a fun extra.

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  2. another superb plein air piece - I've nominated your blog for an award, love your work!

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you for such a nice comment and visit! I love how we both got started with our blogs at the same time. So much fun.

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  3. Another beautiful setting and rendition, Sherry. The little flourishes of purple are just perfect. Excellent job with the foliage, and my eye wanders towards the cottage, and I want to wander there, too.

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    1. Thanks Terry! It was a lovely place to wander that day. Just had a thought that it would be nice if you were there too.

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  4. Sorry Sherry I've missed such a lot recently. Just love the more adventurous palette in last posts. The composition here is just fab. Seeing something new sneaking into your current pieces. Whatever you are doing keep it up. It is fabulous.

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks for such a nice comment. All this painting must be helping!

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